SCENTS + TIPS
We are very proud to say that Lollyrocket candles are still 100% hand made by just us two!
We carefully hand blend & pour each and every one of our Soy candles, in small batches, at home as we have done since 2009.
Looking after your candle:
If used correctly our candles will provide you with a beautiful, clean burn - here's some tips to help you with this as Soy wax performs differently to more commonly used Paraffin wax:
It is very important to allow your Soy candles to burn all the way to the edge of the container the first time you light them.
This will ensure that your candle does not 'tunnel' as it burns leaving wax at the sides of the container.
Soy wax has what is called a 'memory' - this means that when you light a Soy candle then extinguish it, the next time you burn it, the Soy candle wax will melt across as far as it did the first time.
Allowing your candles to burn to the edge of the container each time will also create a good wax pool enabling the fragrance oils to heat up nicely & achieve optimum scent throw
We recommend that you burn your candle for between 1.5 - 3 hours at a time, and never more than 4 hours
Always allow your candle to cool and harden before re-lighting
Trim your wick to approximately 5mm & ensure any debris is removed from the jar before you light your candle each time
When your candle is nearing the end of it’s life, if the flame does not extinguish itself when the wax is running low, you should cease to use your candle when there is approximately 3-4mm of wax left at the bottom of the jar
Keep your candles away from direct sunlight & heat sources
We have found that placing your candle on a lower surface (coffee table or side table height - but safely out of reach of children or pets) will help with scent throw - heat rises, as does the scent with it, so the lower your candle is, the more of the room it will fill with lovely fragrance
If you find your wax is melting unevenly (more to one side of the container) adjust your wick back to the centre of the container or lean it closer to the side that needs more heat.
You can do this after you have extinguished the flame whilst the wax is still soft (not hot)
Black sooting around the top of the jar can be caused by a wick that needs trimming.
If you find that your flame is too tall and 'dancing about' this could cause your jar to blacken, so to help minimise this you may want to trim off a little excess wick.
Extinguish the flame first and trim it down to approximately 5mm - take care not to cut your wick too short as you may risk your flame drowning when the wax re-melts into a pool
Basic candle Safety:
Never leave burning candles unattended
Ensure candles are placed away from drafts, children, pets & flammable materials
Always place your candles on a heat-resistant base & on a level, stable surface
Never allow the flame touch the glass - Always ensure that the wick is centered & not burning too close to either side of the jar as this may overheat the glass
The glass container will become hot when the candle is in use, so allow the wax to cool completely before handling the jar
Features of Soy Wax Candles:
Soy wax is a natural product and is sensitive to temperature changes.
Frosting (white spots) are a natural characteristic of soy. It is not a flaw, and it is strictly unique to pure soy candles.
You may find the wax contracting slightly in areas & pulling away from the glass inside the jar when it is in cooler temperatures.
Soy wax can be prone to sweating (droplets of oil pooling on the top of the candle) in warmer temperatures.
Rest assured that none of these characteristics will have any effect on the performance of your candle. They’re just some of the beautiful and natural features of this wonderful wax.
Why we use Soy wax for our candles:
Soy wax is made from Soy Beans which are an Eco Friendly, renewable, carbon neutral source, unlike paraffin wax which is made from crude oil
Soy wax burns cleaner than paraffin wax & does not release toxins, carcinogens or pollutants into the air
Because Soy wax is natural, Soy candles do not release petrol-carbon soot that can blacken walls
(If you do notice sooting around the top of your jar, it will be from the burning wick & is not harmful. It may mean that your wick is a little too long & needs manually trimming - see above for tips)
Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax and because of this, Soy candles will burn cooler, slower & longer than paraffin candles
Soy wax is naturally biodegradable making accidental spills easier to clean.
When you've finished burning your candle you can wash away any residue wax with warm soapy water, pop the wick pin out of the bottom of the container & it'll be as good as new & ready for re-using!
You may notice we’ve added CLP labels to our products - here’s why:
CLP stands for Classification, Labelling and Packaging. It is a European Union regulation which ensures the correct classification and labelling of all chemical substances within a mixture.
It is mandatory law across the EU and applies to all non-cosmetic products that contain potentially hazardous chemicals such as essential oils and perfumes. All makers of scented wax products fall under this umbrella.
In accordance with this, our candles now carry labels stating that, where applicable, the raw fragrance can be a skin irritant and that they may be hazardous to aquatic life if not disposed of responsibly.
Safety Data Sheets are also available upon request for each fragrance if you should require specific allergen information.
We haven’t changed our ingredients or the way we make our candles, simply added new labels so that our products are now in accordance with CLP law.
Since 2009, we have, and will continue to only use 100% natural Soy wax and high quality fragrance oils from reputable manufacturers - all of which are vegan friendly- so please bear in mind that despite some daunting scientific names on these warning labels, many of these ingredients can be found naturally in things like fruits you eat, so please, enjoy your candles and melts as you always have because we are making them in the same way we always have; with a great deal of care and attention to create a beautiful product for you to enjoy.
If you're having trouble choosing which scent to go for, here's our current selection of fragrances described in detail for you:
ROSEWOOD + MUSK: Rosewood, musk, Bergamot, Tea, Orange, Lemon, Black Pepper, Ginger, Vetiver, Cedarwood blend perfectly to make this wonderful aroma
WARM VANILLA SUGAR: Rich, sweet & creamy sugared Vanilla with light floral notes and a hint of warm musk
COTTON + LINEN: Top notes of violet & lily of the valley blended with soft balsamic notes, amber, gardenia & lavender
WARM WOODS + SPICE: A stunning blend of patchouli, myrrh, rose, dragons blood & jasmine on base notes of woodsy musk
AMBER + MANDARIN: Misty Moss and Patchouli with hints of mandarin orange & Amber
ENGLISH PEAR + FREESIA: Fresh notes of Pear, Lemon & Bergamot are beautifully complimented by soft notes of rose, orchid, magnolia and lily of the valley which are all blended perfectly with Amber and a touch of Patchouli to create this wonderful fragrance
COCONUT + LIME: A citrus zing of Lime, Kumquat, Grapefruit & Lemon, beautifully blended with Coconut and a soft floral undertone of Jasmine, Palm Leaf and Sandalwood
SWEET PEA: A beautiful English Garden fragrance with complimentary notes of Hyacinth, Lily of the Valley, Violets and Wild Jasmine
MAPLE + VANILLA BEAN: Maple and Honey blend with the deliciously sweet notes of Vanilla and Brown Sugar to create this beautifully sweet fragrance
BLACK POMEGRANATE: This stunning & mysterious fragrance is a blend of exotic, spicy Pomegranate, Wild Bergamot, Jasmine, Iris and Dewberry with base notes of Cedar and Precious Woods